Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
Design Spokane

Empowering creative ladies
in Spokane 💪

Calling all creative ladies of the Lilac City! Looking for a place to network and be empowered by other women in creative roles? Want a safe place to discuss issues candidly or just dig into the beauty of the work itself? Us too! Join our monthly salon nights where we offer free mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, talks & creative meetups for underrepresented creatives.

*Our space is inclusive of all women, non-binary, agender and gender non-conforming people. **Alcohol is entirely optional; you can drink whatever you like!

If you’re a female creative and want to stay in the loop about upcoming events, sign up for our newsletter. If you'd like to host us in your space, share your craft, be a mentor, or lead a discussion, please do get in touch.

Jan 26, 7PM First of Many

Together we'll don our design-thinking caps in an activity that will be part workshop, part vulnerability exercise, part brainstorming session, and an opportunity to feel heard and understood.

Ladies, Wine & Design is a global non-profit initiative founded by Jessica Walsh. Only a tiny percent of creative directors and agency founders are women/non-binary BIPOC. Our mission is to see more diversity in the creative industry, especially within leadership roles. We can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. So, voila! Ladies, Wine & Design Spokane was born. Here are some things that are inspiring us if you want to learn more:

What I Would Tell Any Young Woman Starting a Business
Kill Them With Kindness
Where Are All The Women Creative Directors?
Gender Disparities in the Design Field
The Power of Vulnerability
10 Design Leaders on How to Empower Women in the Workplace

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry despite the overwhelming evidence that diversity is directly correlated to an organization's success. What's more, this blatant sexism is all too often perpetuated by other women in the industry 😖 If we channeled our competitiveness into personal growth instead of spending energy judging and diminishing the accomplishments of others, imagine how much more talent we could cultivate 🖤

In fact, we find the people we're inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women we admire, work with, or have our eyes on! Have someone in mind to add to this list? Nominate them.